A Seattle Wedding of Northwest Elegance

Working on Gretchen's and Bret's wedding last March was truly a pleasure! Gretchen and her family were such sweethearts to work with - we had so much fun planning for this wedding which I'd like to describe in short as "True Northwest Elegance!"
Gretchen is the sister of Airika Pope, wife of the talented husband and wife team The Popes Photography - you will see below how fabulously talented they truly are!! Thank you so much Airika for trusting me to do your sister's wedding designs!! :)
Gretchen had a vision to incorporate many cool natural Northwest elements into the decor and the bouquets. And you probably know from earlier blog posts that I just love the rich flora the Northwest has to offer: from mosses, ferns, and succulents to lichen branches and local hellebore and tulips. We incorporated it all into lush and yummy designs in deep purples and greens.
Gretchen's bouquet was a very natural and organic design featuring succulents, calla lilies, roses, hellebore, lady slipper orchids, ferns and fern curls. A simply stunning combination!! I loved how it turned out!!

The gorgeous bride in her gorgeous dress

Love this picture of the couple under their vintage umbrella!

Details of the ceremony decor: large designs of branches, ferns, hydrangea, cabbage roses were combined with tall hurricanes, river rock, succulents, and mosses.

For the reception guest tables we chose various centerpieces: some tables had gorgeous tall lichen vase designs"blooming" with purple orchids, other tables were adorned with mixed low floral/fern arrangements, and then some other tables featured tall hurricane candles with rock and moss accents.

For the rehearsal dinner the night before we created designs in similar fashion - but added some fun twists. The long guest table was a visual showcase for the richness in Northwest nature.

The fabulous team of vendors:
Ceremony and Reception Venue - Hotel 1000 Seattle
Photography: The Popes in collaboration with Erwin Wijanto Photography
Linens: Pedersen's Party Rental
Desserts: Trophy Cupcakes
DJ and Lighting: Wavelink Music

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